Tag Archives: UNESCO

UNESCO launches Observatory of Killed Journalists, tracking actions taken to punish crimes against media practitioners

(6 November 2018) On International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, 2 November, UNESCO launched the Observatory of Killed Journalists. The Observatory is an online database providing information on the status of judicial enquiries into each killing of a journalist or media worker recorded by UNESCO since 1993, based on information provided by […]


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Kuala Lumpur named World Book Capital 2020

(20 September 2018) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was named World Book Capital for the year 2020 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee. The city was selected because of the strong focus on inclusive education, the development of a knowledge-based society and accessible reading for all […]


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Celebrating the national glass plate negatives registered as UNESCO Memory of the World

(13 July 2018) After UNESCO announced the registration of the National Glass Plate Negatives as UNESCO’s Memory of the World on the 30th of October 2017, the National Archives of Thailand, Sirivadhanabhakdi Foundation together with Thai Beverage PCL took the opportunity to organize the Celebrating the National Glass Plate Negatives Registered as UNESCO Memory of the World exhibition at the National Gallery on Chao Fa Road. The show […]


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UNESCO-NDL India International Workshop on Knowledge Engineering for Digital Library Design

(12 June 2018) This workshop takes place 25-27 October 2018 in New Delhi, India. Hosted by UNESCO and the National Digital Library of India, participation is by invitation only. Details are here.


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Three Indonesian archives recognized as UNESCO Memory of the World

(13 December 2017) Three Indonesian archives, namely Borobudur Conservation Archives, the Indian Ocean Tsunami Archives and Panji tales manuscripts, have been recognized by UNESCO Memory of the World. Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) acting head Bambang Subiyanto said the documentations serve as important evidence in the history of mankind, adding that the archives are also related […]


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Applications open for World Book Capital 2020: IFLA encourages bids that highlight libraries

(19 September 2017) Every year, a new world city is named UNESCO World Book Capital. This honour is an opportunity both to celebrate local writing and culture, but also to promote reading and a love of books among residents and visitors. IFLA has a key role in advising UNESCO on the choice, alongside the International […]


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The push for Asian HE internationalisation indicators

(25 November 2016) UNESCO has begun work on drawing up a series of indicators on higher education internationalisation in Asia to help universities and education policy-makers in the region to develop an international outlook and promote international higher education links against a set of solid, accepted, quality benchmarks. In early November UNESCO’s Asia and Pacific […]


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Call for applications: World Book Capital 2019

(15 September 2016) UNESCO, IFLA, and IPA have opened the call for nominations for the World Book Capital 2019. Each year, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry—the International Publishers Association (IPA), and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)—select the World Book Capital for a one-year period, effective […]


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Literacy prize-winner answered the call of his ancestors to start library revolution in rural Vietnam

(1 September 2016) Young Vietnamese man Nguyen Quang Thach thanks two generations of his family for his passion and drive to bring books to the most rural areas of his country. His brainchild, The Center for Knowledge Assistance and Community Development (CKACD), has been awarded the 2016 UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize for its programme […]


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Joint statement about open access by COAR and UNESCO

10 May 2016) COAR and UNESCO have published a joint statement about open access which outlines some of the concerns around the drive towards APCs. The statement is aimed at policy makers and underscores the need for a variety of OA models to be implemented around the world “Open access is a global trend, with policies […]


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The UIS Assessment Database and Catalogue

(19 January 2016)  The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) announces the new UIS global Learning Assessments Database, an open data source that already contains information on 120 assessments in 54 countries, with more to come. The database is a free online resource available at this link, which provides standardised information on public examinations and national […]


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UNESCO adopts a new instrument on the preservation of documentary heritage

(11 December 2015)  The preservation of documentary heritage materials is one of the daunting tasks of memory institutions worldwide. This task is becoming more and more important, not least because of the fast development of the Internet and the digital technologies as well as with the well-documented need for updated legislation at national and international […]


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UNESCO launches Open Access Curricula for researchers and librarians

(19 December 2014)  Within the overall framework of UNESCO Strategy on Open Access to scientific information and research and to take forward UNESCO’s leadership role in diffusing knowledge amongst its Member States, UNESCO has developed a set of manuals to facilitate capacity building of library and information professionals and researchers. The OA curricula developed by […]


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UNESCO partners with Nature Education and Roche to launch the free World Library of Science

(7 November 2014) UNESCO has announced the UNESCO World Library of Science (WLoS), a newly created, free online science education resource for a global community of users. Developed through the joint efforts of UNESCO, Nature Education and Roche, the WLoS was created to give students around the world, especially those in disadvantaged regions, access to […]


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New database launched to strengthen the right to education

(23 September 2014)  The Right to Education Global Database is a unique portal designed to be a practical tool for monitoring, research and advocacy. It already hosts a library of over 1,000 official documents, including constitutions, legislations and policies on education from nations across the globe. The online platform aims to inform key players on […]


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